Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Facebook's new comms: 'our largest ever engineering project' • The Register

Small world…

The project spanned more than a year, according to company founder Mark Zuckerberg, and it included the roll-out of a new distributed database platform. The system uses HBase, the open source incarnation of Google's BigTable platform that was originally built by the semantic search outfit Powerset, now owned by Microsoft, as part of the Apache Hadoop project, which mimics multiple pieces of Google's proprietary infrastructure.

Facebook's new comms: 'our largest ever engineering project' • The Register

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